Designing Computer-Based Learning Materials

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $19.38
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $19.38   
  • New (1) from $290.88   
  • Used (1) from $19.38   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


Alan Clarke's book is a straightforward guide to the process and techniques of designing training and self-development materials for delivery by computer.

It explores some of the fundamentals of learning design and answers critical questions such as how to: choose and use appropriate communication styles; understand the design and learning implications of different forms of computer-based learning; assess different programmes and materials; use text, colour, graphics and screen layout; combine different media to produce motivating and effective learning products and design effective on-line learning materials.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
I also think that some of the chapters (especially those on Use of text, Use of colour, Use of graphics, and Screen layout) should be compulsory reading for website designers. Altogether, this book is an important contribution to the creation of good, effective learning material.' Educa,

'Lays out in an unpretentious and easily accessible way, some clear guidelines on developing e-learning materials ... I would urge anyone contemplating developing e-learning resources not to do anything before they read this book. The cost will be repaid many times in the time that will be saved and in the quality of any products which result.' Progress: The NEBS Management Magazine,

'Alan Clarke is offering general principles - and his advice is sound. His advice on the presentation of text-based learning materials is very good. Anyone following his advice will produce attractive pages. This book covers the whole of the design process - from conception to testing and evaluation. There are plenty of suggestions for scripts, templates, and storyboards, as well as tips for estimating the cost-effectiveness of what you produce. As a manual, it provides comprehensive guidance for any serious designer - or any department which is under orders to produce online learning materials.'

'It's a well written and easy to read account of all the different areas involved in the conception, design and production of interactive multimedia learning materials and experiences.' Training Zone

'It contains a wealth of good advice grounded in Dr Clarke's extensive experience and practical research.' British Journal of Educational Technology

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566083204
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.61 (w) x 6.77 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Interaction and learning; Communication styles; Types of computer-based learning material; Assessment methods; Use of text; Use of colour; Use of graphics; Multimedia; Online learning design; Screen layout; Content; Evaluation; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)